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Synology RT2600ac Router Review

Synology RT2600ac Router Review

The days when a household only had one computer connected to the Internet is ancient history. Never mind desktops and laptops, the sheer number of smartphones, tablets, and even smart TVs means that we have started needing networks akin to very small home offices or businesses right in our abode. Network routers have evolved to take on the needs of modern-day users and the Synology RT2600ac is the famed NAS maker's second stab at this market that's already crowded with the big players. So how does it fare? Surprisingly well, despite its rather modest and unassuming looks.

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Google WiFi’s Scheduled Pause helps manage internet time

Google WiFi’s Scheduled Pause helps manage internet time

Google WiFi is getting an update today, though this update isn't exactly a massive one. Instead, it only contains one item of note: a new feature named Scheduled Pause. Using this, you can more easily manage internet time for your family, determining when they can and can't surf the web.

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Samsung Connect packs WiFi and IoT management into one hub

Samsung Connect packs WiFi and IoT management into one hub

The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus were undoubtedly the stars of Samsung's Unpacked event today, but one interesting item that may not achieve the status of "showstopper" is Samsung's new Connect Home hub. Samsung is taking a page out of Google WiFi's book with this new product, but it comes with an interesting feature that could give it an edge against its competitors.

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Google apologizes for accidentally wiping WiFi, OnHub routers

Google apologizes for accidentally wiping WiFi, OnHub routers

In a perfect world, software functions as it should with no unintended side effect. But we do not live in a perfect world and it isn't rare that an update would wreck havoc on devices that run them. Rare, however, are times when software wrecks havoc even without a software update or similar. That is apparently the nightmare that greeted Google WiFi and OnHub owners when the routers, for no apparent reason, suddenly refused to connect through no fault of their own. This time, it is totally Google's fault and it admits it.

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Eero price cut as mesh routers prepare for platform play

Eero price cut as mesh routers prepare for platform play

Mesh networking favorite Eero has cut the price of its router system, aiming to get its distributed WiFi system in as many homes as possible before adding more ambitious functionality. Launched a year ago, the unimposing white boxes led the charge in domestic mesh networks where, rather than a single router being the point of contact for every WiFi device, several act as nodes for broader coverage. That way, both speed and network availability is improved.

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Linksys WRT32X WiFi gaming router packs in Killer Prioritization Engine

Linksys WRT32X WiFi gaming router packs in Killer Prioritization Engine

Linksys came to CES 2017 with a few different routers in tow, one of which being its new WRT32X WiFi gaming router. If the phrase "gaming router" elicits an eye-roll, you're probably not alone, but there may be reason for gamers to consider this router over others. Linksys has teamed with Rivet Networks to make this the first router that features the Killer Prioritization Engine.

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Linksys Max Stream line gets two new Tri-Band MU-MIMO routers

Linksys Max Stream line gets two new Tri-Band MU-MIMO routers

MU-MIMO functionality is becoming more and more prevalent in wireless routers, and Linksys is looking to get in while the market is still growing. Today the company announced two new Tri-Band routers in its Max Stream line, bringing the total number of MU-MIMO capable routers it offers up to eight. On top of those two routers, Linksys also announced plans to launch a MU-MIMO adapter for PCs and laptops.

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Norton Core anti-malware router promises IoT for a subscription fee

Norton Core anti-malware router promises IoT for a subscription fee

Smarter routers with swifter response to malware and IoT exploits are a growing segment now, and Norton is wading in with its own striking wireless router. The Norton Core not only looks like a miniature Spaceship Earth from Epcot, but inside the geodesic dome there's a mixture of parental filters, real-time security scans, and automatic updates. Even the shape has been designed with practicality in mind.

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These Netgear routers can be hacked: What you need to do

These Netgear routers can be hacked: What you need to do

Netgear has detailed a new security vulnerability in three of its Nighthawk routers, and leaving that vulnerability unchecked may lead to some particularly nasty consequences for users. The vulnerability affects Nighthawk R6400, R7000, and R8000 routers, and could potentially allow attackers to inject arbitrary commands that are then carried out by the system. For the moment, Netgear hasn't offered a fix for the issue.

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Netgear refreshes entry-level lineup with Nighthawk AC2300 Smart Wifi router

Netgear refreshes entry-level lineup with Nighthawk AC2300 Smart Wifi router

Netgear has announced its new Nighthawk AC2300 Smart Wifi router (R7000P), refreshing its entry-level model in the process. Netgear has been on something of an announcement tear recently, revealing its Nighthawk X10 back in October. Where the Nighthawk X10 is more for people who need (or want) a top-tier router, however, the Nighthawk AC2300 is more of a router for the rest of us.

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Google doubles-down on WiFi as Apple eyes the exits

Google doubles-down on WiFi as Apple eyes the exits

Google's new home networking system, Google WiFi, may not be actually out juggling internet packets in users homes yet, but that hasn't stopped the company from declaring a premature mesh victory. Announced in early October, the cylindrical router doesn't just aim to replicate what the existing OnHub does, but goes beyond it by allowing multiple units to work together. It's called mesh networking and, while Google isn't the first company to attempt it in the home, the search giant is claiming to be best at it.

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Apple wireless routers reportedly face axe

Apple wireless routers reportedly face axe

It may not be long before Apple pulls the plug on its wireless router business. New reports claim that Apple has disbanded its router division, meaning that it's not likely we'll see a refreshed AirPort moving forward. When you combine this report with the fact that there hasn't been a new AirPort release since 2013, it seems like the writing may be on the wall.

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